Scotch Lamb Meatballs

Scotch Lamb Meatballs

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 500 g lean Scotch Lamb mince

  • 3 cloves garlic, finely diced

  • 2 small brown onions, finely diced

  • 1 slice of white bread, grated into crumbs

  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

  • 25 g fresh tarragon, leaves gently chopped

  • 25 g fresh basil

  • 2 x 400g tins of chopped tomatoes

  • 200 g cherry tomatoes

  • 400 g penne pasta

  • 50 g parmesan shavings (optional)

Cooking Method

  1. Preheat oven to gas mark 6 / 200°C / 400°F.
  2. Mix the lamb, half the garlic and onion, breadcrumbs, egg, a pinch of salt and pepper and tarragon leaves.
  3. Shape into 12 balls, (optional: cover with cling film and place in the fridge for 30mins).
  4. In batches, cook the meatballs in oil and allow them to brown all over. Remove and place to one side.
  5. Stir the onions and garlic in the pan before adding the chopped tomatoes with a pinch of sugar. Bring up to the boil and allow to simmer for 3 – 4mins.
  6. Add the meatballs back into the pan along with the cherry tomatoes and basil. Stir and bring to a simmer, place in the oven with a lid and bake for approx. 20mins.
  7. Cook the pasta and drain. Remove the meatballs from the oven before adding to the pasta with sauce. Sprinkle the parmesan and sprigs of basil to serve

Where can I buy Scotch Beef and Scotch Lamb?

Scotch Beef and Scotch Lamb PGI are available at most supermarkets, usually at the butcher counter. Just ask the counter staff if you’re not sure.

You can also buy Scotch Beef and Scotch Lamb PGI at independent butchers.

Find your nearest at our sister site below.

Scotch Butchers Club

If you’re not in the mood for cooking, Scotch Beef PGI is also served at many quality restaurants. Find one near you at our sister site below.

Scotch Beef Club

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